I have had an Orvis Western 3 for at least six years and love it. Every now and then I feel I must get a new rod but when I try the latest ‘must have’ rod I remain unconvinced and leave my money in my wallet. Which for a Fifer is a win win situation.Gotta mention the orvis western mind you, mate has the western 2 In 10ft 7wt and wow what a dream to cast, a touch heavy but man what a rod....heard the 3 is even better
Davy Dodds Blue Teal, Top man can set his hand to anythingNot really a rod range but the guy at Blue Teal Tackle Shop used to make some cracking rods in my youth.
I had a blue teal hand built 10ft 10" carbon kevlar rod which was an absolute beast until my eedjit brother snapped off the top 6 inch while casting a reservoir lure at Tunstall. I've never forgiven him and he's never touched another rod of mine in the last 30 years.
I got a new tip blank from the guy at Blue Teal (I wish I remembered his name) but bought another 10ft 10in carbon fibre rod without kevlar at the same time over 25 years ago which is still my favourite rod. It has full ceramic rings closely spaced all the way up the rod and that rod will shoot any line off into the distance, like he assured me it would. I doubted him at first as I thought there were too many rings but first time I tried it in the field next to the shop,,,,,wow. Bought it on the spot.
I didn't fully realise why the extra number of full rings made a difference until I bought a Hardy rod a few years ago with snake rings and when the rod and line are wet, the line would stick to the rod as there is nothing to keep the line from lying along the rod and "sticking to the rod".
Anyhow, the rods aren't branded but that guy really knew his stuff. Its a shame he stopped building rods but the shop is still open for shooting gear etc.
So I'm going for Blue Teal rods.
Not really a rod range but the guy at Blue Teal Tackle Shop used to make some cracking rods in my you
Walleye have you ever heard the quote above off LHU ?